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Tourist found in downtown LA hotel water tank died from accidental drowning: LA coroner

Investigators are seen on the roof of the Cecil Hotel, where a body was found on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
June 20, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A missing tourist found in a water tank at a downtown Los Angeles hotel died from an accidental drowning, the coroner said Thursday.

The coroner said Elisa Lam, 21, climbed into the water tank.

The autopsy listed Lam's bipolar disorder under other findings.

Authorities say Lam's body was found at the Cecil Hotel Feb. 19 when a maintenance worker was checking the water tank. There had been complaints about a drop in water pressure.

Lam had been missing since around Jan. 31. She arrived in Los Angeles from British Columbia on Jan. 26. The nature of her visit was unclear.


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